Finding Our Way Out

Tom Harding

Destructive Cycle: We have more month than money, therefore we need more money.

Five uses for money:

  • Lifestyle
  • Taxes
  • Debt
  • Saving
  • Giving

80% - 10% - 10% 

Matthew 6:19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.”

Our natural position, as members of the human race, is to build treasures on earth.   

James 5:2–3 “Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days.”

Matthew 6:20-21, 24 “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also…. No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.”

Where we put our treasure is what we are most devoted to. 

Matthew 6:22–23 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good (healthy), your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad (evil), your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!”

One’s attitude toward wealth is a indicator of one’s righteousness.  

  • Stop the bleeding.
  • Have a plan.
  • Put God first.